(March 24, 2004 – Burbank, CA) - Darcy Antonellis has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy Operations, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., reporting to Kevin Tsujihara, Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. “Preventing the theft of our intellectual property is our number one priority,” said Tsujihara. “The very future of our company depends on it. It is crucial that we act swiftly, globally, progressively and in a unified manner to increase and ensure our effectiveness. I know of no one more capable then Darcy to make certain that this happens. Darcy will not only be integral to our current efforts dedicated to protecting and enforcing our intellectual property rights, but also critical in taking them to the next level.” Antonellis’ primary responsibility will be to coordinate and facilitate all of the Studio’s day-to-day intellectual property protection activities and initiatives on a global basis, including leading the Studio’s Intellectual Property Council. She will work across every department and every division of the Studio, unifying efforts in such areas as technological and procedural solutions for theft prevention; domestic and international IP legislation and directives; public policy; external communications; educational and consumer anti-piracy initiatives and investigations and legal recourse. She will also work closely with Time Warner’s public policy offices around the world, the Motion Picture Association of America and its international arm, the Motion Picture Association. In addition to her new corporate title and duties, Antonellis will retain the title and responsibilities of Executive Vice President, Distribution & Technology Operations, Warner Bros. Technical Operations that are directly related to preventing piracy, including oversight all of the Studio’s technical strategic planning and implementation related to worldwide distribution of all the Studio’s content, protection of content (film, television and video) from production through post-production and release to replication and company-wide asset management. In her Tech Ops role, she will continue to report to Chris Cookson, President, Warner Bros. Technical Operations.
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